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Tony Crossman

Tony Crossman
Tony Crossman Partner | Vancouver
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  • Advised major energy companies on environmental assessment and permitting for a major natural gas project and pipeline transmission

  • Advised on environmental assessment and permitting of LNG development projects, and provided aboriginal consultation

  • Advised an independent power producer on environmental permitting and compliance for a major renewable energy project (development and construction phases)

  • Advised provincial government on environmental assessment and permitting for major infrastructure development projects (bridges, roads)

  • Advised a range of corporations on environmental due diligence for property and business acquisitions, including industrial and manufacturing operations and marine terminals

  • Advised a major energy utility and land owner on greenhouse gas emission compliance, reporting and carbon credits

  • Advised major industrial operations on internal and external environmental compliance audits

  • Advised developers, land owners and purchasers on managing environmental risks for brownfield development and contaminated sites; and negotiated terms for the acquisition and financing

  • Provided environmental emergency advice to mining and energy companies

  • Advised and managed environmental enforcement actions by regulators for mining, energy and transportation companies

  • Represented clients in prosecuting and defending claims for clean-up costs associated with contaminated sites

Awards & Recognition

Tony is recognized as a leading environmental lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Environment)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Corporate Law and Environmental Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Environmental Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Environmental Law – Most Frequently Recommended, Aboriginal Law – Repeatedly Recommended, and Energy (Oil & Gas) – Consistently Recommended)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Environment)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2021 (Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Environment)

Professional Activities

Tony is an executive member and a past chair of the National Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and its B.C. Environmental Law Section. He is also a member of the Brownfields Committee of the British Columbia Environment Industry Association.

Tony frequently writes for various publications on environmental matters. Some of his most notable works include Canadian Environmental Law (LexisNexis) (B.C. and Yukon chapters), The Law of Climate Change in Canada (B.C. chapter) and the environmental chapter of Business Laws of Canada. He is also a contributor to the BC Contaminated Sites Handbook, Halsbury's Laws of Canada and the Environmental Law Journal. He is a contributing editor of the Canadian Environmental Law Journal.


Admitted to the Nunavut Bar – 2013
Admitted to the Yukon Bar – 2000
Admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar – 1996
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 1996
Admitted to the South Australia Bar – 1985
LLM, Environmental, University of Adelaide – 1995
LLB, University of Adelaide – 1985

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